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Tough on crime? Not this legislature Dear Neighbor, Greetings! This week marked the house of origin cutoff for this session, where any bill must pass out of the body in which it was introduced to still be considered alive this session. The exceptions are bills necessary to implement our state’s capital, operating and transportation budgets. We... Read More...
Policy cutoff: the good, the bad and the ugly Dear Neighbor, Greetings! Today marks the fiscal committee cutoff for this session, when any bill that has a fiscal impact must pass out of committee to still be considered “alive” this session. The exceptions are bills necessary to implement our state’s capital, transportation and operating budgets. Last Friday marked the... Read More...
Local lawmakers to host two town halls Saturday, March 16 Sen. Keith Wagoner and Reps. Carolyn Eslick and Robert J. Sutherland are inviting community members to their town hall meetings on Saturday, March 16, to hear a 2019 legislative session update and provide constituents the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas. “Being a good leader means being a good... Read More...
Is the role of our state government pushing its limits? Dear Neighbor, Greetings! This week, Olympia and most of Western Washington saw snow blanket most of the region, causing the Legislature to take a “Snow Day” on Monday.  Hearings resumed on Tuesday and I have been busy reading bills, visiting with constituents and hearing from stakeholders during this 105-day session. I... Read More...
Beginning of the 2019 Legislative Session Dear Neighbor, Greetings! Thank you for taking time to read my newsletter about the start of the 2019 legislative session. As your state senator, it is important to me that I am representing you well in Olympia. For those who do not know me, my family and I have lived... Read More...
Join me for a telephone town hall! Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, and I, are inviting 39th District citizens to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a telephone town hall meeting. The community conversation, which is similar to a call-in radio format, will begin at 6 p.m. and last an hour. We will take questions and provide an... Read More...
Wagoner laments limited debate on death penalty repeal bill The Senate voted to repeal the death penalty in Washington State just before the 5 o’clock deadline to approve legislation in the house of origin on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Senate Democrats cut debate short, and legislators were unable to voice their concerns with Senate Bill 6052. Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley,... Read More...
Sen. Wagoner and Rep. Eslick Holding Town Hall Meetings Senator Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, and Representative Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, are hosting town hall meetings on Saturday, February 17, 2018. These meetings will offer residents the opportunity to speak with their 39th District lawmakers. The meetings are open to the public. The first town hall meeting is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at... Read More...